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Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Dead at 76
TV Line ^ | October 6, 2018 | Michael Ausiello

Posted on 10/06/2018 7:37:31 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Veteran actor Scott Wilson, best known to TV audiences as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, died Saturday. He was 76.

TMZ reports that Wilson died due to complications from leukemia.

News of Wilson’s passing comes just hours after it was announced that he will appear in Walking Dead‘s upcoming ninth season, reprising his role as Hershel. It’s believed that his episode was shot earlier this summer. Wilson joined AMC’s zombie smash in Season 2 and was written out in the middle of Season 4.

Additional TV credits include recurring roles on The OA, Damien, Bosch and CSI.

Walking Dead‘s official Twitter feed confirmed the actor’s passing late Saturday: “We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel… has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!”


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KEYWORDS: amc; hollywood; obituary; scottwilson; thewalkingdead; twd; walkingdead; wilson
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He was great as Hershel. RIP.
1 posted on 10/06/2018 7:37:31 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Never heard of him or the show, but RIP.


2 posted on 10/06/2018 7:39:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: EdnaMode

Amazing job as Herschel. Always talked about his 100-year-old mom watching the Walking dead with him.


3 posted on 10/06/2018 7:39:34 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Steely Tom

You’re not missing out. (The show.)

Hopefully he is walking... in newness of eternal life.


5 posted on 10/06/2018 7:43:18 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Steely Tom
You've never watched or even heard of the Walking Dead?

I know that FReepers hate Hollywood, but c'mon.

6 posted on 10/06/2018 7:44:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO BREWERS! KICK THE MLB DEEP STATE @SS!)
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To: Steely Tom

From wiki:

He has more than 50 film credits, including In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, and Junebug.[2] In 1980, Wilson received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role in The Ninth Configuration.[3][4]

I only know him from the Walking Dead (Zombie show). But in interviews, the other actors would talk about what a great guy, and a great actor he is. My kids are big fans, and one of them has a photo of him and herself up on her wall. Taken during one of those fan conventions where they really make the money I think.


7 posted on 10/06/2018 7:44:22 PM PDT by 21twelve (!)
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To: EdnaMode

Well...dang.

RIP.


8 posted on 10/06/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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To: EdnaMode
just hours after it was announced that he will appear in Walking Dead‘s upcoming ninth season, reprising his role as Hershel.

Flashback episode, I presume, in what will be Andrew Lincoln's final season. Probably bringing a bunch of the old cast back for this.

It was a great show that lost its way. Time to wrap it up. RIP Scott Wilson.

9 posted on 10/06/2018 7:47:59 PM PDT by Drew68 (Twitter @TheRealDrew68 https://twitter.com/TheRealDrew68)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Ping


10 posted on 10/06/2018 7:48:23 PM PDT by Drew68 (Twitter @TheRealDrew68 https://twitter.com/TheRealDrew68)
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To: EdnaMode

Sorry to hear. I enjoyed his role in the show.


11 posted on 10/06/2018 7:48:44 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: EdnaMode

Edna, thank you so much for posting this. Scott was a friend of mine and I love him, dearly. I did not know of his passing. Scott was a down to earth, genius actor who disliked the media spotlight but loved people. I’m terribly sad.


12 posted on 10/06/2018 7:49:27 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

You’re welcome. I’m sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful actor.


13 posted on 10/06/2018 7:52:43 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist


You've never watched or even heard of the Walking Dead?

I know that FReepers hate Hollywood, but c'mon.


bet you play video games and watch super hero movies too.


14 posted on 10/06/2018 7:53:07 PM PDT by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: EdnaMode

Scott Wilson was a really good actor. He was in the original movie “In Cold Blood” with Robert Blake.

He was in a few episodes on the original CSI: Las Vegas playing Catherine’s father, Casino Mogul, Sam Brawn. I always thought the was the most interesting and they should have had him as a recurring character more. Underrated Actor.

God Speed Scott, thank for the great hours of entertainment.


15 posted on 10/06/2018 7:58:32 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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remember him from “IN COLD BLOOD”......with Robert Blake..r.i.p.


16 posted on 10/06/2018 7:58:54 PM PDT by basalt
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To: Viking2002

Someone had to say that. If it wasn’t you then it would have been me.


17 posted on 10/06/2018 7:59:10 PM PDT by Revel
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To: EdnaMode

The last episode I watched was the last episode of the season with the cliff-hanger where Jeffrey Dean Morgan was going to kill a couple of people with Lucille. I watched about two minutes of the first episode of the next season and turned it off, never to watch again.


18 posted on 10/06/2018 7:59:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: EdnaMode

Oh no! He was maybe my very favorite character! RIP


19 posted on 10/06/2018 8:04:28 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The last episode I watched was the last episode of the season with the cliff-hanger where Jeffrey Dean Morgan was going to kill a couple of people with Lucille. I watched about two minutes of the first episode of the next season and turned it off, never to watch again.

The first five seasons were great television. Season Six in Alexandria started to drag. I gave up pretty much when you did, when Negan came into the picture.

I think the best part of the show is the premise, when the Zombie Apocalypse first takes place and the survivors have to learn to adapt to the new world. Once the routine sets in, it's hard to keep up the momentum and the show became predictable and repetitive.

20 posted on 10/06/2018 8:05:59 PM PDT by Drew68 (Twitter @TheRealDrew68 https://twitter.com/TheRealDrew68)
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